Jul 4, 2016

Orix-Vinci team aims to improve Osaka airports

A consortium led by Orix Corp. has started operating two major airports in and around Osaka Prefecture under an unprecedented 44-year privatization contract through March 2060. Kansai Airports hopes to make Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport into “world-class airports,” said Yoshiyuki Yamaya, ...

Japan's tallest Ferris wheel opens in Osaka

Jul 1, 2016

Japan's tallest Ferris wheel opens in Osaka

Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel started operating Friday at a large commercial complex in Suita, Osaka, Ferris Wheel Investment Co. said. The Redhorse Osaka Wheel stands 123 meters high over Expocity, a retail and entertainment complex that opened last November at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, ...

Jun 21, 2016

Osaka 3-year-old killed by air bag deployment: police

The death of a 3-year-old girl caught up in a traffic accident in Osaka in February appears to have been caused by the vehicle’s air bag, police said Tuesday. The girl died from a chest injury after her 30-year-old mother crashed their minivehicle into ...

Jun 16, 2016

Japan man arrested for killing father with chopstick

An Osaka man who stabbed his father to death with a chopstick was arrested on Thursday, police said. Michikazu Ikeuchi, 51, admitted that he stabbed his 80-year-old father in the throat with a 30-centimeter-long wooden cooking chopstick on Wednesday night after a quarrel at ...

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

Jun 13, 2016

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

A 42-year-old woman and her father were fatally stabbed at their home in Osaka Prefecture on Monday, with police saying the victim’s boyfriend who later committed suicide was likely responsible. The police said the boyfriend was found dead in a hospital parking lot two ...